Alaska Nature April 29, 2019
Alaska Is Home To A Bottomless Lake And You’ll Want To See It For Yourself
Minnesota may be known as the land of 10,000 lakes, but Alaska has that beat! This incredible state boasts over 3 million lakes. Many of them are valleys carved out by glaciers, and they can get incredibly deep. One stunning one is so deep it feels like a completely bottomless lake! Lake Clark, in Lake Clark National Park, is more than a whopping 1,000 feet deep!
Lake Clark is the deepest lake in Alaska, coming in at 1,054 feet deep. This makes it seem like a completely bottomless lake!
That beats out Tustamena Lake, which is 950 feet deep, and Iliamna Lake, which is the largest lake in Alaska. It's about 40 miles long, and 5 miles wide.
This lake comes in at about 128 square miles, making it the seventh largest freshwater lake in Alaska.
It's located in southwest Alaska, within Lake Clark National Park. Lake Clark National Park is almost 4 million acres of prime Alaskan beauty!
It has many of the landmark features that Alaska is famous for.
You can find glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and tundra here! It also has an incredible array of wildlife, including our famous Alaska brown bears!
It also has some incredible fishing within its waters!
Expect to spend a fabulous day fishing for salmon, arctic char, dolly varden, and many other delicious species! And Lake Clark isn't the only lake to fish in inside Lake Clark National Park. Many of the lakes in the park offer an incredible day on the water!
It is located in a remote and undeveloped area, however, and the only way to access this lake is by plane.
The good news is there are plenty of commercial flights from Anchorage. It's located close to the Cook Inlet, so the flight isn't too long to get there!
Even though this lake, and the park, are an incredible representation of Alaska, it's rarely visited!
As one of the least visited National Parks in the entire United States, it has only around 4,000 annual visitors! This makes it the ideal place for some quiet rest, relaxation, and exploration.
Have you ever visited Lake Clark? What about Lake Clark National Park? What was your favorite thing to do there? Let us know in the comments below!
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